NITC + TransitCenter Reception at TRB 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:00pm to 10:30pm PST

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and TransitCenter invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 97th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks.

And this time, we've bought out the whole bar (Fado Irish Pub)!

We'll be running networking bingo (transportation style*), and handing out big and small prizes - provided by our research consortium of six universities (Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington), TransitCenter, and PeopleForBikes.

Please RSVP so that we can plan for your attendance and email you a reminder. Complimentary appetizers (at limited capacity) will be provided.


 

*You might be wondering, "What does 'transportation style' mean?"
It means you'll be charged with finding someone who:

*Has been yelled at during a public meeting...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Factors Influencing Freight Mode Choice: Insights from In Depth-Interviews

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

This seminar presents the research conducted by the authors to gain insight into the behavioral influencers of freight mode choice. As part of this effort, the authors conducted numerous in-depth interviews with a highly selective group of leading shippers, carriers, and receivers. The seminar provides a brief description of the firms interviewed, the approach taken to carry out the interviews and discusses the chief results. The interviews provide insight into the key factors that influence mode choice, and barriers that limit modal choices. The insight gained from the interviews is used to identify potential initiatives to address the identified barriers.

THE SPEAKER

Carlos A. Gonzalez-Calderon, Ph.D., is a research associate at Rensselaer's Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF), Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) and Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE). His areas of expertise include freight transportation modeling and economics, infrastructure planning, geographic information systems, public transportation and sustainable transportation systems.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 1

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

More information about this seminar will be available soon.

THE SPEAKERS

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Webinar: An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

In October 2017 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities (learn more and download the reportintroduces accessible design principles for shared streets based on detailed research and extensive outreach, equipping communities to pursue new designs that are accessible for people with vision disabilities. Drawing from notable practices, public outreach, and field analysis from multiple US cities, this resource pushes the practice of shared street design towards accessibility for all users.

Toole Design Group and Accessible Design for the Blind were part of the team that helped FHWA bring this innovative resource to the public. Join us in hearing from these organizations on how to implement this new resource on your streets.

Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 2

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

More information about this seminar will be available soon.

THE SPEAKERS

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 3

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

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THE SPEAKER

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Urban Transportation Planning and TOD Research in Japan

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

More information about this seminar will be available soon.

THE SPEAKER

Dr. Fumihiko Nakamura is Executive Director of International Office and Public Relations at Yokohama National University in Japan. He has conducted research in the fields of civil engineering and urban transportation planning. He has great interest in urban public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian travel, and the relationships between planning for these transportation modes and urban planning. He also has great interest in urban transportation problems in developing countries. He has conducted several investigations into the actual circumstances and analysis of political issues about bus and motorcycle travel in Asian countries. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Webinar: Bike-Ped Portal - National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Archive

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN POST-PONED TO WED, MARCH 7, 2018.
If you were already regsitered, no action needs to be taken.

This project builds on the success of NITC’s first Pooled Fund project that created the first national bicycle and pedestrian traffic count archive, named Bike-Ped Portal. The next step for Bike-Ped Portal is to improve its usability for both data providers and data users, specifically transportation professionals. To improve usability, area transportation planners will be invited to participate in an idea gathering session to help design an “Explore Data Page.” The purpose of this page is to allow transportation planners (data users) ready access to the non-motorized count data available in Bike-Ped Portal in a way that is useful and attractive to them. The page may include graphical displays (maps, graphs, etc.) and/or summary statistics. The work also includes other usability improvements including data quality communication improvements, user interface improvements for data providers, maintenance, adding data to the archive, software testing, spreading the word to potential data users, and inclusion of National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPDP) data.

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Mobility Matters: 2018 Transportation and Wayfinding Summit

Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm PST

 

This one-day summit is co-hosted in partnership with Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Learn about the latest approaches and technologies to access transportation systems for diverse members of our community, especially people with visual impairments. With effective wayfinding technologies and community partnerships, innovations support all people in accessing transportation and connecting with the community. Learn more from our experts on travel planning, wayfinding, and designing systems that support access for all people.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe recent innovations that support wayfinding and travel for individuals with visual impairments 
  • Identify important considerations in community design that include individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities 
  • Identify innovations in universal transportation design 
  • Share conversations that lead to solutions for wayfinding and access 
  • Contribute to a shared blueprint for community-based solutions to transportation

Registration Costs

Includes light breakfast, breaks, and lunch
General Admission (Early Bird - ends Feb 1): $75
General Admission (Regular - Feb 2 - March 1): $100
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GIS "Crash Course" for High School Girls with ChickTech

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00am to 4:30pm PST

Registration is not yet open for this workshop. Want to be notified when it does? Let us know via this form!

The spatial mapping of events has been evolving as a major method of analysis for centuries. Join us at this one-day workshop for high school girls to become familiar with these concepts, by working with vehicle crash data from the City of Portland. The workshop, held in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab of PSU’s Engineering Building, consists of a morning instruction session and an afternoon applied activity. The day also includes a lunchtime walking tour of active transportation infrastructure around the Portland State University campus. By the end of the day you will have a working understanding of spatial mapping and new ideas for how you can apply them to your city! Read about the 2017 Workshop.

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